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Review: Manifest Audio Toolkit 001 For Ableton Live

Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred took his extensive knowledge of Live’s rack systems and put it to good use in Toolkit 001. Joshua Casper put them to the test...

Review: ROLI Songmaker Kit

ROLI has taken three of its popular hardware units along with a generous software bundle and created the Songwriter Kit. Matt Vanacoro was excited to find out how they all fit together.

Review: Magix Acid Pro 8

Acid Pro 8 from Magix is the latest version of this long-established music suite for Windows, and it's got a wider feature set than ever. Hollin Jones finds out what's new.

Review: Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900

The latest release from specialist designers Pittsburgh Modular is an all-in-one tabletop semi modular synthesizer. Scott Riesterer explored the Microvolt 3900.

Review: Tracktion Waveform 9

Waveform is one of the few tri-platform DAWs. With version 9 it has gone fully 64-bit as well as adding a bunch of upgrades and new features. Hollin Jones dives in...

Reason Europa Synth Plugin Vs Europa Synth Online

Propellerhead has released its flagship Europa synth both in plugin format and as a n online tool, and both are free! Here's what you need to know to use them.

Review: Zero-G Ethera EVI

Zero-G's Ethera EVI is much more than just a voice instrument. As Hollin Jones finds out, it's a whole world of soundtrack composition tools in one.

Review: Moog Grandmother

It seems like Moog Music has made it trendy to release a new synth at Moogfest every year. This year they introduced the Grandmother, a powerful semi-modular analog synth. Watch the video review here.

Review: Best Service Celtic Era

If you need the sound of authentic Celtic acoustic instruments, Best Service's Celtic Era is going to prove a lot easier than tracking down someone who can play the Irish Bouzouki.

Review: Sugar Bytes Aparillo

Sugar Bytes is known for innovative and unusual instruments and effects, so how will Rishabh Rajan find its latest synth, Aparillo? Read on to find out what he discovered.

Review: Samplefuel POLY and WAVE

Two new HALion-based synths from composer Danny Lux promise flexible sound generation at an incredibly affordable price. Hollin Jones found out what POLY and WAVE are all about.

Review: Erica Synths Graphic VCO

The latest synth module from Erica Synths allows you to draw in your own waveforms with hardware encoders. But Scott Riesterer found out there's even more to it than that...

Review: Red Room Audio Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion

When it comes to games, movie and TV scoring you need more variety to your drum sounds. Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion is designed to cover all your scoring needs.

Review: Strymon Magneto

This powerful tape delay and looper is so much more than just an effect. As Jade Wii discovers, it can be played like an instrument...

Video Review: Moog Subharmonicon

Warning: Watching this video review will probably make you want one of these new Moog synths which you currently won't be able to buy as it's not available. Watch and lust after it at your peril.